CUBA-EDUCATION- Cuba and IAEA sign technical cooperation agreement

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jun. 6, CMC – Cuba and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed a technical cooperation agreement that will focus on areas such as radiological safety, food and agriculture and energy.
The Cuban-based Prensa Latina news agency reported Tuesday that a document was recently signed in Vienna by the president of Cuba’s Agency of Nuclear Energy and Technologies Daniel López, and the Deputy Director General of Technical Cooperation of UN the agency, Dazhu Yang.
The document sets out national priorities in specific areas of greatest benefit in terms of technical cooperation between Cuba and IAEA, including radiological safety, food and agriculture, human health and nutrition, water and environment and energy and industry.
The news agency says the Programme Framework reinforces the commitments of both parties to continue to promote Technical Cooperation projects for Cuban development.
Cuba was one of eleven countries that signed Country Programme Frameworks with the IAEA at its first ever international conference which concluded over the weekend. The conference which brought together over one thousand one hundred and sixty participants from 160 countries and 27 organisations, was the first international conference held, on the organisation’s technical cooperation programme.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organisation. The IAEA said the agreement with CARPHA “provides a framework for joint work on the use of nuclear science to prevent disease and promote and protect health.
“It calls for collaboration in the application of radiation medicine, the application of stable isotopes in nutrition, the use of insect pest management practices with a radiation component, increased collaboration in environmental monitoring and the implementation of radiation protection standards.’
The PAHO agreement will support “cooperation in fields that include quality assurance in radiation medicine, radiological safety, cancer control, non-communicable diseases and nutrition, and the development of health personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

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